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E I Dupont de Nemours & Co. v. Sawyer

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, ERISA, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, M&A
In an appeal arising out of a dispute between DuPont and former DuPont employees who allege that DuPont fraudulently induced them to terminate their...
02/19/2008 06-20865, 07-40574

Tassin v. Cain

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Grant of habeas relief vacating a conviction for capital murder is affirmed where, under applicable precedent, a Fourteenth Amendment violation...
02/15/2008 07-70013

Moore v. Quarterman

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Health Law
In a capital murder case, an application for a Certificate of Appealability (COA) from a denial of habeas relief is denied where, on the record,...
02/15/2008 07-70026

Broussard v. Procter & Gamble Co.

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products, Manufacturing)

In an action brought under the Louisiana Products Liability Act arising after plaintiff used, and was severely burned by, a Therma Care Heatwrap,...
02/14/2008 07-30069

US v. Cisneros-Gutierrez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
In the hearsay context, plea hearings fall within the ambit of Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(A). A conviction for defendant's participation in a...
02/14/2008 06-11156

Reliable Consultants, Inc. v. Earle

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an action challenging the constitutionality of a Texas statute making it a crime to promote or sell sexual devices, a judgment upholding the...
02/13/2008 06-51067

US v. Howard

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
An order vacating the convictions of, and granting a new trial to, defendant-CFO of an Enron unit is affirmed where, under Yates v. US, 354 U.S. 298...
02/13/2008 07-20212

US v. Auster

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Workers' Compensation
In a prosecution for extortion, a ruling that communications between defendant and his therapist were inadmissible at trial under the...
02/12/2008 07-30084

Kern v. Sitel Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging defendant breached a Sales Compensation Plan by failing to give plaintiff certain incentive pay allegedly due under the plan,...
02/12/2008 07-50290

Anderson v. Sch. Bd. of Madison County

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Remedies
In proceedings involving a Mississippi school district's compliance with federal court orders to desegregate its schools, grant of school district's...
02/12/2008 06-60902